Network Storage Advice
Posted on 2012-04-04
I need some advice and a direction.
Our network is comprised of 4 seperate locations. We use AT&T Managed network between buildings.
We have a PC (Workstation) at one location that acts as a server for a particular software package, but also has external drives that house some training and engineering video's from our factories that we make. The delivery speed from those drives is very very slow delivering across network, more like a slow slow slideshow (2.5 h ours to watch 3 minute video).
I tested the speed when the video's were put on the actual hard drive of the workstation, and they played great.
We want to put those on a network storage device that we can add storage to as needed, and acts as storage and file sharing only. We currently have over a terrabyte of data on 4 different drives attached via USB to the workstation.
I would like to get a recomendation for a Network Storage Device that can start out with a few Terrabyte and the ability to add on later. I would like it hooked direct to network if possible.
Can I get the "stay away froms" and the ones that work really well? Also, Im trying to stay in within a $500 budget, not going far out of that range, hopefully less.
Any help would be appreciated greatly.